Messara Report into the New Zealand Racing Industry

In April 2018 the Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters appointed senior Australian racing expert John Messara to review the New Zealand racing industry’s governance structures, and provide recommendations on future directions for the industry. 

The Minister released the report on 30 August 2018 and it can be found here:

Stakeholder feedback on John Messara’s Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry was sought during October 2018. Consultation has now closed.

The Department of Internal Affairs is currently analysing approximately 1600 submissions that were received, and we will advise the Minister for Racing of this feedback. The Minister will announce next steps in due course.


Further information

You can read a copy of the Minister’s news release here: Review of the racing industry (Beehive website)

You can read the Minister's speech to the racing industry here: Rt Hon Winston Peters' speech to the racing industry - 30 August 2018 (Beehive website)

View the original live streamed video of the report's release on 30 August 2018, featuring Minister for Racing Rt Hon Winston Peters, here:

Further information available here soon.